SCRIBBLES FROM THE BIBLE: DON’T ABUSE GOD’S GIFTS

Matthew 7:6 “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.

When the value of a thing is not known or it is given when it is least needed, it might never be appreciated. God knows this and so He gave us salvation through Jesus Christ but put a caveat on it and said in Matthew 7:7-8

Matthew 7:7
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”

Matthew 7:8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

God understands that because a thing is given freely doesn’t mean it will be appreciated and whenever we live in rebellion against God’s ways, will and purpose, we act like the proverbial dogs and swines in Matthew 7:6, we trample of the gift of life and salvation given to us.

God is so generous that every time we ask, He gives but most times we don’t treat God’s gifts like we understand the value or like we appreciate them. And other times we treat the gifts more special than we treat the giver and that also displeases God.

Take for instance the gift of life. If we understand that life is a gift then we shouldn’t be going about living recklessly. when we understand that life is a gift we would be intentional about every moment of it and use it well so that He who has freely given us would be proud that we are not being a waste to His plans.

The purpose for life is to be at the surrender of your creator’s will and purpose, to be a tool for the expression of His nature, power and purpose.

Start living your life like you understand that you’ve been given a gift and you understand the worth of it. Stop being like the swines and dogs who can’t be trusted with precious things. Take advantage of the gifts available to you, even the gift of salvation.

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